Class 3 children are sewing their very own library bag and have been learning how to eco-dye fabrics with handwork Teacher, Elizabeth Ellean. In their first handwork lesson each student collected windfalls and some plant leaves on a walk around their new campus. The natural plant materials were used, to create beautiful colours and patterns on fabric by wrapping the bundles with plant materials, wrapping, immersing in liquid, then drying.
Each fabric is unique and special. When it came time to finally unwrap the bundles, the children were very excited to see what they had created. The smell of eucalyptus and other flower and leaf scents permeated the classroom as the natural designs were revealed. Great work Class 3!